argil

[ahr-jil]

noun

clay, especially potter's clay.

Origin of argil

1350–1400; Middle English argilla < Latin < Greek árgillos, equivalent to arg(ós) white + -il(l)os noun suffix
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Related Words for argil

mud, brick, earth, pottery, slip, till, adobe, bole, marl, loam, loess, kaolin, argil, clay, wacke

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British Dictionary definitions for argil

argil

noun

clay, esp potters' clay

Word Origin for argil

C16: from Latin argilla white clay, from Greek argillos
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